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Falcon Souq, Doha

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For the ultimate Qatari cultural experience, head to Falcon Souq. As you make your way around the souq, you'll start to learn about and understand the importance of falconry in Qatari society. Explore the market to find shops selling training materials, specialized falcon hoods, and even the birds themselves. Make your way to the outdoor area to see the birds exercised several times throughout the day. Most bird keepers will be happy to let you wander around their showrooms, in which you can see the magnificent birds wearing leather hoods and sitting on their perches. Although very well trained, these birds are extremely dangerous, so do not touch unless told otherwise. See Falcon Souq and all Doha has to offer by arranging your trip with our Doha trip planning tool.
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  • The Falcon Souk is adjacent to Souq Waqif in Doha with lots of underground parking on site and a must see place for visitors and residents alike. Falconry is more than just a sport in Qatar and the... 
    The Falcon Souk is adjacent to Souq Waqif in Doha with lots of underground parking on site and a must see place for visitors and residents alike. Falconry is more than just a sport in Qatar and the...  more »
  • Visited the falcon souk on a recent visit to Doha as was interested in learning more about the history of falcons in Doha as well as being part of the souk and very near our hotel. There are lots of....  more
    Visited the falcon souk on a recent visit to Doha as was interested in learning more about the history of falcons in Doha as well as being part of the souk and very near our hotel. There are lots of....  more »
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  • Very good place for families ☺️☺️☺️ there have options 🤠 for kids..... Good option for shopping 🛍️ Also very good place for photoshoot.
  • Wonderful Place, lots of falcon For a glimpse of Qatari heritage, don't miss the Falcon Souq. You only have to see the scale of the market, afforded its own traditional arcaded building off Souq Waqif, to understand the place of falconry in Qatari society. Evenings are the best time to come, especially on Thursdays, when you can watch customers examining the birds – most of them hooded in black leather and perched on posts or railings – and discussing the finer points of falconry with the shopkeepers. You may see shopkeepers crafting leather falcon helmets or enjoying tea on the cushioned benches at each store. Next door to the Falcon Souq is the Souq Waqif Falcon Hospital – if you stop by when things are quiet and ask nicely, the staff are usually pleased to show visitors around. Source: lonely planet.com

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